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CNBC
Oct 12, 2012 4:00pm EDT
if i wanted to buy something like the los angeles lakers, i could go buy the los angeles lakers. they're not for sale. >> but you'd like to buy them? >> oh, sure. i'd love to buy the lakers. >> was the dye already cast there? larry ellison speaking about liking the lakers just a couple weeks ago. turns out he may be bidding on the company that owns them. our wealth editor coming up on ellison's latest shopping target. >>> later, matt damon speaks about the water crisis that's killing millions of people a year. stick around. humans -- sometimes life trips us up. and sometimes, we trip ourselves up, but that's okay. at liberty mutual insurance we can "untrip" you as you go through your life with personalized policies and discounts when you need them most. just call... and speak with a licensed representative about saving on your policy when you get married, move into a new house... [crash!] or add a car to your policy. don't forget to ask about saving up to 10% when you combine your auto and home insurance with liberty mutual. security, coverage, and savings. all the things humans
CNBC
Oct 31, 2012 12:00am EDT
no object. richard ryan, supervisory special agent with the los angeles fbi, says eberhart ran a sham internet-video company that allegedly bilked investors out of millions, then fled the country. >> mr. eberhart's been a fugitive from justice. the investigation shows that he did wire money to hong kong and then, subsequently, singapore, and this could be the way that mr. eberhart has been facilitating his lifestyle as a fugitive. >> narrator: now on the run for more than a decade, eberhart seems to be thumbing his nose at authorities. he's selling the yacht under his real name. is he desperate for cash, or has he just grown bold after years as a fugitive? >> after several years, some folks tend to let their guard down. however, i'm sure mr. eberhart is constantly looking over his shoulder. >> narrator: in the late 1990s in northern california, a revolution is underway. >> internet excitement has created a wall street stampede. fortunes are being made every day. >> internet stocks today -- very hot. transformational industries can have some pretty big rides. this may just be the start
CNBC
Oct 6, 2012 6:00am EDT
and in the lovely city of los angeles. the dow closing now for the third straight day and reports five-year highs, but the make-or-break moment is here. earning season is upon us, so the question is do you stay long into next week? let's get into money right now and find out. before we do that, though, we've got to talk about apple. it looks like there are signs of a breakdown here with apple breaking below the 50-day moving average, dan, moving lower by 2% on a day where the markets are basically flat. and on top of it, we have the foxconn strike. >> yes. so that headline came out that one of the factories in china where they make the iphone 5, the stock took a leg down. i mean maybe half a percent, three quarters of a percent. it was weak all day. >> right. >> but here's the thing. i think it feels like the momentum has kind of come out of the thing right here. we had this buildup into the iphone 5 release, and then obviously the units were a little disappointing. so here you have the thing on a technical basis, 650 is this huge, huge level here. it was prior resistance. and so,
CNBC
Oct 12, 2012 3:00pm EDT
maria bartiromo asked him recently, remember? >> if i wanted to buy something like the los angeles lakers, i could buy the los angeles lakers. they're not for sale, but -- >> but you'd like to buy them? >> sure, i'd love to buy the lakers. >> are the lakers really on ellis ellison's shopping list, or is he eyeing another deal in the sports world? very intriguing deal. stay tuned. mike rowe here at a ford tell me fiona, who's having a big tire event? your ford dealer. who has 11 major brands to choose from? your ford dealer. who's offering a rebate? your ford dealer. who has the low price tire guarantee... affording peace of mind to anyone who might be in the market for a new set of tires? your ford dealer. i'm beginning to sense a pattern. buy four select tires, get a $60 rebate. use the ford service credit credit card, get $60 more. that's up to $120. where did you get that sweater vest? your ford dealer. when you take a closer look... ...at the best schools in the world... ...you see they all have something very interesting in common. they have teachers... ...with a deeper knowledge of
CNBC
Oct 3, 2012 12:00am EDT
in the outskirts of houston or los angeles. it's almost like it's an enclave within saudi arabia. it's--different from the rest of the country. >> yes, that's true, because-- >> very different. it kept a lot of the american ways. >> yes, of course. >> but blocked off from the rest. >> they are good ways. there's nothing wrong with it. these were their excellent ways. >> welcome to 60 minutes on cnbc. i'm morley safer. in this edition, we follow the flow of big oil from massive, mega billion dollar oil fields in saudi arabia to the u.s. where wall street refines the oil into a mega billion dollar commodity. we begin with a look back to 2008 when the price of oil, theoretically tied to supply and demand, suddenly became untethered. storage tanks were full, yet the price skyrocketed from $69 a barrel to nearly $150 before it plummeted along with the stock market. there are lots of theories about what triggered the price rise. as steve kroft reported in 2009, many people believe it had more to do with wall street speculation than with oil companies. >> to understand what happened to
CNBC
Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm EDT
middle of the range here. so we would guess 40s or better. >> mike out in los angeles, you're doing a little research, boots on the ground. what are you seeing on gas prices and what's your take? >> well, the gas prices obviously have been spiking here. it's amazing. you go to bed one night and come out the next day and drive past a gas station and you're going to see prices up 15 cents a gallon overnight. it's pretty staggering. pretty much that's because there's a couple issues. chevron had a fire and exxon on had a fire in torrance, california. that's put a lot of pressure on the gasoline markets here. that sets up very well for those that can like va lalero. they do about up to 300,000 barrels day. this is really a great tail wind for them. i actually did a little back of the napkin. i think this added $600,000 a day based on 275 barrels day. the other thing is this company is really cheap. it's trading at 7 1/2 times on the earnings. but i don't tell people to buy stocks that are up 60%. so we're going to have to look for a better way to do it. >> all right. so mike obviously is
CNBC
Oct 8, 2012 4:00pm EDT
card. [ crowd cheering, mouse clicks ] finally getting some relief at the pump. los angeles wholesale gasoline falling 60 cents on governor brown's winter blend gasoline waiver. jane wells is in northridge, california. she'll explain what all that mean. a certain mandated blend accounted for 60 cents for the price of gas in california? >> reporter: well, how about that, michele? they are saying that california's case of bad gas may be coming to an end. while wholesale prices are supposed to come down, or have, retail prices haven't. i checked several retail stations i monitored on friday, the price of gas is exactly the same as on friday. aaa says the average price in los angeles of regular is $4.70, a record. this should start to change since the governor ordered a cheaper blend of gas to be sold here three weeks ahead of normal. >> this is a great step. it will allow refiners to produce 10% more gasoline, like adding another refinery to the market, so it will make a big difference. >> reporter: oil refiners are saying, get ready for new trouble ahead as a law forcing new clean air s
CNBC
Oct 10, 2012 3:00pm EDT
him arrested at los angeles international airport. this outrageous story is coming up. >> remember, that's los angeles too. [ male announcer ] the 2013 smart comes with 8 airbags, a crash management system and the world's only tridion safety cell which can withstand over three and a half tons. small in size. big on safety. which can withstand over three and a half tons. if we want to improve our schools... ...what should we invest in? maybe new buildings? what about updated equipment? they can help, but recent research shows... ...nothing transforms schools like investing in advanced teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. [ male announcer ] how do you make 70,000 trades a second... ♪ reach one customer at a time? ♪ or help doctors turn billions of bytes of shared information... ♪ into a fifth anniversary of remission? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. with the blackish-blue frame and the white dots and the splattered pain
CNBC
Oct 25, 2012 1:00pm EDT
around los angeles. >> there's so much unused land, so much undervalued human assets, as well as land assets in our cities that urban agriculture can definitely create a new sector in the farming industry. >> reporter: at ucla this week, seedstock.com brought together investors, companies like whole foods and so-called agrapreneurs to to form start-ups. >> in the initial stage $500,000 to $1 million. >> whole foods market has given out over $8 million since 2007 in local loans throughout country. >> there is margin to be had in go organics. >> reporter: michael dell's brother adam was also attending. it felt like a tech start of pc things but with farming you need a little bit of a longer view. >> indeed you do. >>> sew ma mseema mody joins us. >> biogen, an eps of $1.91. it now expects the 2012 earnings ever $6.40 to $6.50 a share. stock up better than 2%. >>> speaking of earnings, nearly half of the s&p 500 companies have reported their earnings. we're analyzing the numbers on fulty group, procter & gamble and hershey next. >>> today's some of the most actives. mixed bag. sprint, b
CNBC
Oct 10, 2012 4:00pm EDT
someone arrested at lax, los angeles international airport. the outrageous story is making everyone nervous, coming up. if we want to improve our schools... ...what should we invest in? maybe new buildings? what about updated equipment? they can help, but recent research shows... ...nothing transforms schools like investing in advanced teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. mike rowe here at a ford tell me fiona, who's having a big tire event? your ford dealer. who has 11 major brands to choose from? your ford dealer. who's offering a rebate? your ford dealer. who has the low price tire guarantee... affording peace of mind to anyone who might be in the market for a new set of tires? your ford dealer. i'm beginning to sense a pattern. buy four select tires, get a $60 rebate. use the ford service credit credit card, get $60 more. that's up to $120. where did you get that sweater vest? your ford dealer. >>> in case you hadn't heard, international paper announced a 14% dividend increase. that's
CNBC
Oct 25, 2012 4:00am EDT
biggest games in years. i'm julia were since from cnbc los angeles. >>> meanwhile facebook shares have posted their biggest daily gain since the ipo in may after it managed to allay fears over its ability to perhaps make money from advertising smartphones and tablets through posting a better growth in segment with mobile ads counting for 14% of it total advertising revenue. and one company that promises to boost ad sales is loop mean media. it says its format which enables consumers to have a dedicated advertising inbox will make the ads more transparent and shaerable. coe joins me now onset. just explain this, this inbox, dedicated inbox that you can click on. >> we founded it to improve customer experience. the problem we've seen over the last acceseven years is more an more aggressive app format so the whole screen is taken up and even banner display adds are put close to navigational features. so what we've introduced is a small and unintrusive tab or button for those smaller groups of customers that are actually interested in spending five minutes to download some brand experience
CNBC
Oct 10, 2012 2:00pm EDT
to look at. gas is supposed to be coming down. we haven't seen a penny drop today in los angeles. i don't know what tle waiting for. think we've been through a couple of slow gas hikes and we're kind of weathering it. we will have to eventually pass on the increasing costs to our consumers. >> eventually -- madly. thank you for joining us. john chung, thank you very much as well. >>> california's troubles could certainly drive you to drink if you could afford to drive, right? well, don't worry -- we've got you covered. how pouring money into whiskey may give your investments a shot. >>> fact sizing the affable underachiever or not. why the slacker is crushing america. [ male announcer ] feeling like a shadow of your former self? c'mon, michael! get in the game! [ male announcer ] don't have the hops for hoops with your buddies? lost your appetite for romance? and your mood is on its way down. you might not just be getting older. you might have a treatable condition called low testosterone or low t. millions of men, forty-five or older, may have low t. so talk to your doctor about lo
CNBC
Oct 23, 2012 1:00pm EDT
company's energy drink. as mentioned, the stock is trading at $40.74 down 11%. jane wells in los angeles with the latest. jane? >> hi, sue, yeah. almost four times normal trading today. volume, energy drinks are the fastest growing beverage category, topped 10 billion this year. up 12%. monster investigated by the state of new york, even before the news from the fda. so could sales lose their buzz? analysts say maybe not, monster targets young males with red bull. same audience. red bull number one by dollars. monster number one by volume. coke and pepsi don't have a major energy drink label are step neg and moving the category. pepsico making starbucks raeshs juice-based energy line and coke working on a hybrid sports and energy drink. >> the con very eggsal energy drinks are going to slow over time.ventional energy drinks are going to slow over time. functionality will be popular with consumers. >> goldman sachs removed monster from conviction buy list, shares are down anyhow. we don't believe the headlines will impact monster sales growth in the u.s., however, citi says sales
CNBC
Oct 4, 2012 1:00pm EDT
clinic in the brighton beach neighborhood. other arrests in los angeles, detroit, dallas, chicago, and more. of course we have been reporting for months on the huge problem of medicare and medicaid fraud. estimated at some $80 billion a year on the low end. this crackdown, which came up in last night's presidential debate. authorities tell us they found every kind of scheme imaginable in this operation. false billing for medical equipment, community mental health, home health care, the list goes on. among those reportedly arrested -- a hospital ceo in houston, as well as doctors, nurses and other providers. we will be monitoring this news conference and the indictments as they come out. more as we get it here and on cnbc.com. >> scott, thank you. we'll check back with you as conditions warrant. >>> now to the markets. they're moving higher today, up 75 points on the dow, five on the nasdaq. s&p is up better than 8 1/2. we want to drill down on last night's debate. >>> we want to begin with cnbc.com's senior editor john carney. have you an interesting take on what happened last night. i
CNBC
Oct 31, 2012 3:00pm EDT
live in los angeles with what happened. julia? >> that's right, bill. it's a big day for facebook employees, the first time they've been able to sell their shares, the lockup expired on 229 million shares of facebook stock, sending facebook more than 5% lower earlier today on the flood of shares with greater than average volume, though the shares have pulled back and recovered a little bit. now down about 3.5%. now one reason the stock hasn't dropp dropped, on growing mobile revenue giving the stock its biggest one-day boost last wednesday. the biggest lockup expiration in two weeks, 777 million shares will be available to sell. we have to watch and see what happens. back over to you. >> julia, thank you very much. as we start to close out the first trading day post hurricane sandy the month of october is being put in to the stocks relatively flat. the impact of sandy could have a far reaching impact. >> steve liesman back at headquarters following that part of the story. gentlemen, good to see you. steve if you don't live in the northeast how does the storm impact you? >> there a
CNBC
Oct 22, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. going to open up our first shop restaurant outside d.c. and los angeles. so we feel like our future is very, very bright. there are some short-term challenges for sure. but even with our comp, which is a disappointment for some or most in the third quarter at 4.8%, we think in this economy that's probably going to be among the leaders in terms of restaurant companies generating a comp. >> what do you think is the tie-in between the economic uncertainty that you reference in the conference call and the food itself? say $9, $9.50 for a lunch. we've got on the set the 5 taco bell and the $7 chipotle. they look rather identical. i know in the conference call you refute the idea that people are going to the competition. but at the same time, where are they going if they're not going to chipotle? >> well, to be honest with you, they're still going to chipotle. our underlying comp transactions in the second quarter were 4. -- about 4.2%. in the third quarter they were about 4.3%. so underlying comp transactions are the same quarter to quarter. we had 330 basis points of additional pricing
CNBC
Oct 9, 2012 1:00pm EDT
question for us from los angeles jane? >> hi, sue, for yum in particular, many analysts expecting the turn around of taco bell to continue but overall in the restaurant industry, as we look at some of the stocks, goldman sachs expects a 3.6% drop in same-store sales for the fast food group. the worst figure in three years. it expects that trend to continue through the fourth quarter, however it sees, "notable upside at panera and yum, saying sales trends remain robust and likely above consensus expectations" though for yum it is cautious on china, half the company's sales come from. this as yum's taco bell in the u.s. has been making a run at chipotle with healthier menu items. david einhorn last week shorted chipotle, but the chain has a large exposure in california and a devoted following. >> chipotle is incredible. all organic. >> better ingredient. >> what change i would make to chipot chipotle? i would get bacon for the burr receipt snows. >> my family and friends eat at chipotle, they got me onto t. >> yes, all that's missing is bacon in the burritos. duncan and mcdonald's are a
CNBC
Oct 3, 2012 4:00pm EDT
we have safe rooms in schools. we have actually ten of them in the new york area and two in los angeles. and we give kids the tools to deal with the abuse going on in their lives because it's such a terrible, terrible thing. as i say, to me, it's a health issue. people just don't talk about it because they don't know what to do about it. >> i think that's right. that's really a very important point that you mentioned because it's such a horrible story. people are afraid. they shut down and don't discuss it. you're putting a light on it. how much money have you raised so far? >> we've raised millions of dollars. our highlight at our dinner, which is november 8th, and i'm going to go on record again to invite you to our gala. >> thank you so much. november 8th. i'm going to look at that and i want to be there for you. >> the -- we've raised, you know -- we have fundraisers. we have a golf tournament. we have our gala every november. you know, we -- everything we raise we spend because it costs us noun put these safe rooms in schools, which we name after my mom, margaret's place. >
CNBC
Oct 26, 2012 4:00am EDT
%. ron grover of the los angeles bureau chief at reuters joins us. ron, thanks for joining us. let's kick off with e padipads. how disappointing is that? >> quite disappointing. they thought it was hair big hot product. they sold 14 million. that's not a small amount. the street was expects 15, 16. that's a big problem. >> is there any sense that people were thinking ipad mini is coming out, we might not buy an ipad or not? is there any impact from the mini? >> you're exactly correct. there is plenty of impact. consumers were expecting the smaller one, slightly more inexpensive than the previous one may have held back. apple certainly hopes that they will change course and buy it. the mini goes on sale november 2nd. pretty soon they'll know i guess. >> and of course we know with the ipad mini, one of the issues was the price of it. are we getting more indications here with these numbers that costs are becoming a bigger problem? >> well, yeah. for the first time, they are starting to talk about costs becoming a pretty good sized problem. a falling profit margin, cost margin as underst
CNBC
Oct 19, 2012 4:00am EDT
saying google is uniquely positioned to take advantage of that shift to mobile. from cnbc in los angeles, i'm julia boorstin. >> you you can see samsung electronics down 2.6%. other tech majors also all down. >>> microsoft's frosts also fell 22% missing forecasts. it deferred revenue from windows 8 which launches next friday. microsoft also felt the impact of the general slump in pc sales and of course europe's economic woes weighed on results. shed buildiding 1.3%. and one analyst says the jury is still out on the latest microsoft software and that will be at 5:45 a.m. eastern time. chipotle's third quarter profits rose 30% as it opened new stores, but results missed forecasts. same store sales came in shy of expectations. the company says the impact of the summer drought is already hitting food costs and it may consider raising menu prices. shares down 13% after hours. >> we've had four days of gains so far for european stocks. just weighted on on the down side this morning around about 6:3. ibex down around 0.8%. but keep our eyes on yields. they continued to decline during th
CNBC
Oct 24, 2012 4:00am EDT
. here is a report from los angeles. >> facebook reported better than expected results, earnings per share of 12 cents, a penny more than projected. the stock soared on this news, up over 10% after hours, because of two key factors. facebook advertising revenue is accelerating again, growing 36% from a year ago, compared to just 28% growth in the second quarter. and mobile advertising is working, growing from zero earlier this year to 14% to facebook's ad revenue. it's over $150 million in the quarter. mark zuckerberg put mobile front and center saying he wants to dispel the myth that facebook can't make money on mobile and that facebook will monetize better on mobile than it does on the desk top, noting that people who use facebook on mobile devices engage with those apps more often and that those ads are more effective. the company also said that average revenue per user increased 4% as the average cost per ad increased 7% globally. chief operating officer sheryl sandberg said that new targeting tools are working well. as for new revenue opportunities, zuckerberg said he's excited
CNBC
Oct 25, 2012 9:00am EDT
interview along with julia boorstin in los angeles. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> it was about 24 hours i was in this very chair when we noticed the stock was halted. a lot of confusion because we didn't quickly understand why. for those who haven't paid extremely close attention can you explain what happened yesterday? >> yeah, sure. we released our earnings before market. we had great earnings. i think revenue was up 38%. profit up 44% year over year. the stock initially went up. as we settled in for our earnings call, we saw our stock dropping. didn't really know what was going on. as we were answering analysts' calls, one of the analysts actually mentioned that we had done a filing earlier, a required sec filing reconciling a profit metric gap to nongap on -- on one of our segments. and fact set, a financial firm, had misinterpreted that as our guidance for the entire company. i guess the market reacted pretty negatively to that. the stock dropped. nasdaq halted. ultimately it was clarified. the stock has rebounded some. certainly not back up to the levels it was prior to t
CNBC
Oct 29, 2012 6:00am EDT
trading obviously if you're in chicago or if you were in los angeles and there was some active markets in those cities and those days they opened but then they shut immediately when we announced our decision and they wiped out all of the trading. they basically canceled all of those trades. the perimeter markets although they could open because there were no storms when you go west of ohio, the perimeter markets can't really function without the primary market. >> is there an argument to be made that there should be a better backup system in terms of electronic trading? the idea that actually ultimately even though the electronic trading is distributed, you still need people to oversee it and probably need to do it from one location? >> andrew, you raise a good point. i think following the experiences of '85, '96, '01, the exchanges not just new york stock exchange decentralized their data centers and their technology hubs so that they would be able to accommodate any calamity be it a man inflicted like a 9/11 or weather inflicted. however, you have to remember, markets function based on
CNBC
Oct 16, 2012 6:00am EDT
approaching 60 miles an hour. 89 in los angeles. 94 degrees in phoenix and 72 in salt lake city. but in terms of your travel weather, it will be dicey in parts of the big sky country. and going left-handed, what you can expect in terms of your air travel, possible delays in chicago and seattle, but no delays at the hubs in l.a., atlanta or even d.c. there you go, you're up to speed both hands. >> way to fgo, reynolds. >> like fifphil connors from grd hog day. coming up, the most accuracy analysis and analysts on wall street, institutional investors unveils its rankings of the best of the best next. and don't forget, the boss today. it's national boss day observed every year on october 16th. the time when workers show extra appreciation to their employers. observance kacreated back in 19 to kiss up to bosses back then for better relations between bosses and their employees. and i decided since all the immediate bosses, all they're doing is kissing up to the next boss basically from what i've seen, i'm going to go right to the top boss. >> oh, no, my friend, you are the caboose. start kissing.
CNBC
Oct 8, 2012 6:00am EDT
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CNBC
Oct 15, 2012 2:00pm EDT
to fly from new york to london or six hours from new york to los angeles in this day and age? the concorde came and went. why aren't we making supersonic commercial aircraft? >> i tell you, if you look at what it takes in fuel and engines to operate an airplane above the speed of sound, you'd back off on your comments, because basically we can design an airline today that will carry people at five times the speed of sound, but it will cost -- you know, there's not enough money in the world to pay for the ticket on that flight because of the amount of fuel that's used to accelerate that airplane out to the speed that you're talking about. so, basically, cost enters its ugly head. and that's -- it's just not worth the cost to do something like that. >> fair enough. i want to leave with you this, general. i want to ask you about your trip yesterday. 65 years later. breaking mach 1 again. what was it like yesterday? >> well, basically what you don't realize, after i flew the x-1 i was flying airplanes at two, three times the speed of sound every week until yesterday. >> i know that. h
CNBC
Oct 15, 2012 9:00am EDT
with the board positions of his son. julia boorstin has details from los angeles. she will be reporting from the company's annual shareholder meeting tomorrow. >> carl, that's right. a growing list of investors is opposing rupert murdoch and his family's control over news corp. now, calsters, which is the california state teachers retirement pension has $153 billion under management. it's voting against the re-election of every single news corp. director. another california pension fund, the california public employees retirement system, which has $273 billion under management, is opposing the re-election of rupert murdoch and his sons james and lachlan from the board. this according to the telegraph. they have not responded to request for comment. these two join a broad list of investors against the murdoch family control. proxy advisory service glass lewis and british hedge fund hermes have come out in opposition to his role as chir. christian brothers investment services gathered 18 investors with more than $1.6 trillion in assets under management and $13.4 million news cor
CNBC
Oct 19, 2012 7:00pm EDT
is unbelievable. >>> and homeless and living out of his car a los angeles salesman starts up a shampoo and hair care company. >> i went door-to-door and i said, hey, my name is john paul. >> the making of the john paul mitchell systems. their story of staggering success on this special edition of "how i made my billions."
CNBC
Oct 11, 2012 1:00pm EDT
. jane wells is live in los angeles with one that may not be going all that well. miss jane? >> with all the questions facing the country, you heard from simpson-bowles and the debate tonight -- is one of them which pizza do you prefer? when branding creates its own debate when we come back. [ mal] this is karen and jeremiah. they don't know it yet, but they're gonna fall in love, get married, have a couple of kids, [ children laughing ] move to the country, and live a long, happy life together where they almost never fight about money. [ dog barks ] because right after they get married, they'll find some retirement people who are paid on salary, not commission. they'll get straightforward guidance and be able to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> welcome back to "power lunch." we've been watching shares of apple. fell below $630 here for the first time since back in august. if it were to close below $630, it will be the first time since august 10th, and that mashs the august lows for apple as well. it i
CNBC
Oct 11, 2012 2:00pm EDT
some fun using the campaign to market their products. our jane wells joins us live from los angeles. jane, you've been reporting about these contests and polls all day. what have you got for us? >> first of all, doesn't this look like brian? >> oh! see, now? >> no, it's got too much hair. >> who do you think you are? mika brzezinski? >> zing! >> my ears are much bigger than that, by the way. >> well, no, these pretty big. but most of these polls -- >> president obama has a bigger head. >> i deserved that. i tease you guys about being related to hobbits. >> back to you, jane. >> okay. in most of these polls, barack obama is leading mitt romney like in sales of halloween masks. these marketing stunts cost almost nothing and they're now almost mandatory. >> in the social media world you kind of look a little odd if you're not getting in to the conversation. if the debate's going on and you're not talking about it or not talking about what's happening coming up this november, then maybe you look a little like you're not with it. >> reporter: jetblue's first-ever election tie-in offers 1,000 f
CNBC
Oct 2, 2012 4:00pm EDT
turns out that i have a line of credit where let's say if i want to buy something like the los angeles lakers i could buy the lakers. they are not for sale. >> you would like to buy them? >> sure. i would love to buy the lakers. very expensive way to get floor seats. the lakers are my favorite team though i also follow the warriors and the chicago bulls. >> so you take this line of credit. >> i have a line of credit in case i go shopping and something catches my eye. it's just a line of credit. >> so what happens now? you have built this unbelievable company, 100 billion plus. you have an enormous amount of personal wealth. when you look back at your modest beginnings it is pretty extraordinary. >> it is extraordinary. steve and i used to talk about this a lot. i think both of us agreed every once and a while you think about it but 99.9% of the time you go on with the miracle of life, just being alive every day and doing your job and enjoying being alive. i really don't spend a lot of time thinking about how far i have come from the lowery side of manhattan. the internet isn't
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Oct 31, 2012 1:00pm EDT
, joe tanious. >>> in new york, everyone's talking about the storm. in los angeles, everyone is talking about the force. it is certainly with disney today after its massive deal to buy lucas films. the story behind the story and what it means next. so anyway, i've been to a lot of places. you know, i've helped a lot of people save a lot of money. but today...( sfx: loud noise of large metal object hitting the ground) things have been a little strange. (sfx: sound of piano smashing) roadrunner: meep meep. meep meep? (sfx: loud thud sound) what a strange place. geico®. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. if we want to improve our schools... ... what should we invest in? maybe new buildings? what about updated equipment? they can help, but recent research shows... ... nothing transforms schools like investing in advanced teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> over 00 million shares of facebook expired monday. this is the first day the shares have been able
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Oct 17, 2012 2:00pm EDT
. ♪ >>> welcome back. i'm julia boorstin in los angeles. a good day for social stocks. facebook shares have pulled back a bit but were up as much as 5% earlier at wedge partners says the social network is further along in monetizing mobile advertising than consensus opinion. the company is taking steps to drive mobile revenue today ruling out mobile ads, triple mode apps and games. zynga shares are up 2% as it launches its second mobile social role playing game. facebook and zynga do often move together. >>> today's sunshine, piper jaffray beating expectations on stronger banking and brokerage results. they say a robust performance in fixed income drove the healthy quarter. the chart is up 8% as we stand. >> your disaster dujour, quest diagnostics, lowered expectations for the year, saying there were structuring charges related to a cost cutting plan and to cut into it would otherwise have been flat profit. down today, still the stock up 27% year to date. >>> it is getting more difficult for lance armstrong. nike and radio shack both dropping him over the doping scandal. why is nike du
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Oct 19, 2012 6:00am EDT
in los angeles, too. >> they didn't have limit down or up in the morning? >> not then. >> wow. >> and it took two years before we really rebounded. finally did come back. but crazy. it's been 25 years and it is the 19th. not sure we like look back, but -- i don't know. hopefully history doesn't rhyme and sdwdoesn't repeat itself. we'll hear from general electric and mcdonald's before the bell. 8:30 and 8:00 eastern. a few other stocks to watch include microsoft can reported after the bell last night. earnings here also falling short of consensus as sales of computers running windows operating system dipped shares did come back. and sandisk reporting better revenue. a limited supply drove up prices for flash memory. amd reporting a bigger than expected loss. the company announcing it will cut it workforce by 15% second round of layoffs in less than a year. amd now forecasts a drop in fourth quarter revenue worse than wall street expected. shares of chipotle falling in after hours trading. earnings fell short. can you translate this? you were head of the spanish club. the last s
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Oct 3, 2012 9:00am EDT
los angeles. good morning to you. >> good to see you. >> i'll start with the promise of free data. what's the catch? >> no catch. no gimmicks. we're giving every user 500 mega bits of free data a month at a minimum. they can earn more and add friends to freedom pop and earn 10 megs per friend. >> essentially they put down a fully refundable did deposit it says for the modem. as he said, 500 megabytes a month free. and then i guess $10 for each gig over that. that's not a lot of data, i wonder if you think the free part at least might lemt your audience. >> actually 70% of americans actually use less than 500 me megabytes on month on their cell phone. so from the broader market, it's sufficient. but data usage is going up. it's exploding. and the reality is our prices, if you want to buy 5 gigs, our prices are 30% cheaper than verizon orat&t. and there's no contract fees and no fluff. >> nationally you with 4 glt. why do this? i know you have some philosophical reasons behind it, you think the internet is free, it's a right. but history is littered with companies who tried to make
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